Trouble came, however, when I started reading this book:
If I could sum up what I got out of the first couple of chapters, it would be this:
- Having a baby is like throwing a grenade into your once-happy marriage.
- Nic and I will never understand each other's needs.
- Happiness as we know it is about to come to an end.
- Nic is going to act like a giant douche.
Are you starting to see why Nic confiscated this book? He came home to me sitting on the floor in tears informing him that I was freaking out and can't have a baby. And that's when he calmly reminded me how undouche-like he is and that he was taking my book. It was one of the shortest crises I've ever had.
When I told Nic I was writing about this, his declaration again was: "I'm not like the guys in that book, dammit!" Totally true. I'm lucky to have someone who can find me crying on the floor and make it okay. He'll still laugh about it though, which is one of the reasons I like him so much.
Oh, and if anyone wants a good alternative to Babyproofing Your Marriage, read Heather Armstrong's It Sucked, and Then I Cried. Or watch "Away We Go." Both address the same sort of issues; neither make you want to rethink any important life decisions.